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Complaints Mount Against Michelle Obama’s New Lunch Menu

jreeves34 Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 9:52 AM
this is stupid. My son will go hungry if he doesnt like something. We have tried that making him sit at the table until he eats and he will sit there literally all day so this is not going to make him eat healthy., I have to sneak in veggies like in those V8 juices or something and a 7 year old is not going to opt out for hummus or a salad. Good try. This nanny state stuff is making me mad
Libby312 Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 9:55 AM
Perhaps if you stepped up your parenting a little bit, your son would eat healthy food that is served at school. It starts at home. My child loves hummus and salad. She gets salad from the salad bar at school almost every day. And chooses water over the teas and sodas offered. She does this, because it's how we at at home. Every single day.
shoestring Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 9:58 AM
Wow, you're questioning this person's parenting. Do not pass judgement until you've seen how someone lives, how their child acts, and what the situation is. I'm very happy you have a perfect child and are the perfect parent. However, bashing someone for sneaking in veggies instead of letting their child go hungry for several meals is mean.
Lance6161 Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 9:59 AM
pfanchww Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 10:02 AM
many people that complain of a government take over of their lives are the same people that want schools to raise their kids for them...
mdenola Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 10:07 AM
You're missing the whole point. The point is that parents should be in control of their children's lives not some federal bureaucrat. It's a slippery slope. The more freedoms we are willing to give up, the more the government will take. Go back and read the Declaration of Independence.
mdenola Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 10:07 AM
You're missing the whole point. The point is that parents should be in control of their children's lives not some federal bureaucrat. It's a slippery slope. The more freedoms we are willing to give up, the more the government will take. Go back and read the Declaration of Independence.
Libby312 Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 10:09 AM
Actually I know it from experience. It has only been in the last several years that I have started educating myself on the dangers of processed foods. And it was hard at first to get my daughter to eat healthier food. However, we did it together little by little and now we would not want to eat any other way. But I get sick of hearing people whine about how their kids won't eat healthy food. Last time I checked, you're the parent. Your kid eats what you serve him/her. Period.
ssaul Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 10:25 AM
Really? Wow. I guess you have never encountered "The picky child." I have one who will eat anything, and another who won't. He would try, but literally vomit over most foods. It took 12 years of hard work to get him eating a semblance of a healthy diet, and another 4 to embrace truly healthy eating. In the mean time, if they'd tried to feed him hummus and black beans for lunch, they would have had daily puke mopping & a starving, non-functioning child on their hands. Get off your high horse...I had to make 2 different breakfasts, pack lunches, and 2 different dinners every day. You think jreeves isn't trying harder than most people to get her kid to eat healthy foods?? YOU had it easy, and now act sanctimonious about being handed good eater
ssaul Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 10:42 AM
Glad you saw the light about processed foods, but really, there are kids who have trouble eating...more and more of them, unfortunately. Jeeves is trying. Plenty don't. Kids can't always eat what you're serving (in our case, vomiting a lot which has its own health risks). Good job switching to healthier foods, but you shouldn't have accused Jeeves of bad parenting. Maybe I just recognized the attempts in Jeeves' story, since I know what that's like.
In Wisconsin, high school athletes are complaining about not getting enough to eat each day, due to the skimpy new school lunch menu mandated by the United States Department of Agriculture and First Lady Michelle Obama.

The story we published earlier this week on that subject is unfortunately not unique. Students across the country are complaining about the new school lunch regulations.

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